Project Settings : Setting Units & Snaps

Project Settings : Setting Units & Snaps

Project Settings 

Before you begin modelling your Snaptrude Project, it's important to set the right units for you to be working on. From the bottom toolbar, click on Project Settings.
 



Units Tab

Under the "Units tab" in project settings you will see various parameters such as project units (length), tolerance, different snaps options, turning on grids, length constrain and wall location etc.,



Before you begin modelling your Snaptrude Project, it's important to set the right units for you to be working on. 



Length

Under the length option, you can choose between Millimeter, Centimeter, Meter, Inches, & Feet-Inches, which will be your preferred units for your entire project. You will be able to come back and switch to a different unit at any stage of your project, Snaptrude automatically converts the project units on the backend for you.

                                          

Tolerance

Tolerance helps you decide how precise you want your drawings to be. Our recommendation is the default setting of 0.00, but in case you would like to be more precise you can choose the options below 0.00. In a scenario where you want to be more absolute, you can choose the options above 0.00.

                                    

Snap

The various Snap setting on Snaptrude will help you have better control and restricts the movement of the crosshairs cursor to an interval that you define. Snap mode is useful for specifying precise points with the cursor.


Dimension Snap

  1. Dimension Snap helps draw with precise dimensions by restricting the movement of the draw tool to an X amount of distance. 
  2. The default value of dimension snap is 100, because of which the draw tool is drawing in multiples of 100.
  3. On changing it to 50, the draw tool will snap to dimensions that are the multiples of 50. For example, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300... etc.



Angle Snap

  1. Angle Snap helps draw with precise angles, by restricting the movement of the draw tool by a "X" degrees.
  2. The default value of the Angle Snap is 15 Degrees, because of which, the draw tool is restricted or "Snapping" every 15 Degrees.
  3. On increasing it to 30, 45, 60, 90 etc., the cursor will snap to multiples of 30 and so on.



Parallel Snap

You can quickly draw a new line parallel to a given line through the Parallel Snap tool.
  1. You can quickly draw a new line parallel to a given line through the Parallel Snap tool.
  2. While drawing the new parallel line, move the cursor so that the new line is visually the same angle as the original line.
  3. When the new line becomes parallel to the old line, it will turn pink.
  4. Switching off this snap will make it difficult to draw parallel lines, especially when working with angular designs.  


Orthogonal Snap

Orthogonal snap helps draw lines that are completely along the X & Y axis. On drawing the line, it turns blue and snaps when the object is exactly along the 90 Degree multiple.


Normal Snap

Normal Snap helps you draw lines that snap on to the mid point, end point and centre points of already existing points. The color representation for this snap is green.


Construction Tab

Under the "Construction tab" in project settings you will be able to define BIM related construction parameters such as wall thickness (external, internal & parapet walls), choose different wall types (brick wall, concrete wall, glass curtain wall, wood stud wall) and slab thickness, overhang, plinth and ceiling height etc.,

Construction Standards (Mass to BIM)



From the bottom toolbar, click on Project Settings.




Choose the construction tab from the left-hand side, as shown in the above image. 

The following standards can be set from this tab:

  • Properties of External Walls
  • Properties of Internal Walls
  • Properties of Parapet Walls
  • Properties of Slab

Wall Properties

  1. Under each set of walls, i.e., External Walls, Internal Walls & Parapet Walls, two sets of parameters can be controlled from the construction tab. Type & Thickness. 
  2. Type refers to the type of construction of the wall. Snaptrude provides default 4 options.
  3. Thickness refers to the width of the wall.


  1. All the 4 options are available under all the 3 sets of walls. 
  2. Thickness refers to the thickness of the wall.
  3. Snaptrude sets a default thickness depending on the type that has been chosen. This, however, can be changed.



These properties can also be altered for individual walls too while you are working on the model. To do this, select the wall, and click on object properties from the right hand side toolbar.



From object properties, wall type, thickness and several other properties can be easily changed.



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